“I will give thanks to you, LORD, with all my heart; I will tell of all your wonderful deeds.” – Psalm 9:1, NIV
One of the best and I think most powerful ways to give thanks to God is to tell others about all the wonderful things He’s done for you in your life. My husband and I have a powerful testimony of God’s power to tell people because of John’s illness and ongoing recovery. But you may not think you have a story to tell because your testimony isn’t about being dramatically cured of an illness or surviving a horrible disaster.
Think your story is going? Maybe you went through a difficult divorce and God gave you the strength to keep going. Got a child with special needs and your faith helps you get through every day? Or maybe you have an ill-tempered co-worker and God helped you through it.
Don’t know what your story is? Start by making a list of hard moments in your life. Then ask yourself what God did. Did He change your circumstances by transferring your co-worker to another group? Maybe God changed you by using a tough situation to make you more patient and understanding of others.
No matter what your story is, you can still use your experience as a way to show praise and gratitude to Him. Let the people around you know your story about how God is working on your behalf.
Lord, please help me share your story and how you have brought goodness to my life. Help me to have the courage to speak up and share your goodness even if my story is still unfinished.